14 Feb 2017

My St. Valentine’s Day Table!

I must admit, that after many, many overpriced, forced romantic, sleeping sitting up, hour and a half slot allocated, table placed in overspill tent out back, unsatisfactory Valentine’s meals at fancy restaurant…

…In recent years, we’ve tended to leave the £150 ‘Romantic’ Set menu’s based around a heart shaped chocolate souffle to the younger crowd….

Now, if this makes me sound a bit “Bah Humbug” about romance, really I’m not…

I LOVE the idea of celebrating St. Valentines day, I just prefer to make it a family and friends occasion, and to leave the romantic dinners for the other 364 days of the year…

So here is my pre-prepared St. Valentine’s table for a family supper this evening…

The plates are the gorgeous Schiap style that I found in the sale at OKA.  They’re bolder than my normal choice of white, cream or pastels, but I think that they add interest and are a sophisticated change to my usual French creamware.

My trusty hand blown, Dee Puddy green glasses are out again in force, and you can’t go wrong with a vintage French soupier full of roses and  a regiment of vintage brass candlesticks – candlelight is a good choice for ANY occasion.

So there it is, and if you’d like to see me actually setting the table in ‘live’ action, then you can see it on my YouTube channel HERE!

…And finally, in this high pressured day and age of “50 Shades of All Things Romantic” and in keeping with my aversion to all things that are too ‘forced’ romantic on Valentine’s Day, the only thing trussed up in stockings tonight will be the of Paupiette of chicken in a wild mushroom sauce that I shall be serving for dinner tonight…sorry Darling!!

Until Next Time,

The Diaries

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